Connecting for Career Growth at the 2023 PMI Global Summit


Last month, four of our chapter leaders had the opportunity to attend the 2023 PMI Global Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. VP of Professional Development Dionne Beer, Director of Membership Kim Collins, Director of Communication Tristan Martinez, and Past President Cindy Vandersleen networked with over 3,500 fellow project management professionals from around the world.

The summit featured over 50 educational sessions focused on hot topics like AI, human-centric leadership, risk management, and emerging workplace trends. Our members were able to bring back key learnings to help prepare our chapter members to lead projects successfully into the future.

A highlight for our chapter was seeing Past President Cindy Vandersleen recognized as one of the twelve inaugural recipients of PMI’s Chapter Leader Impact Award. This global honor celebrated her significant contributions to building up both local chapter members and the larger PM field.

PMI pulls out all the stops at its annual conference to create top-notch networking and learning opportunities for attendees. A robot barista served up coffee and cocktails between jam-packed days of sessions, renowned vendors like hosted exhibits, and attendees made connections certain to last a lifetime.

We encourage all FWPMI members to consider joining next year’s global summit. It is truly an unparalleled personal and professional growth experience, critical for any project leader’s continued success. Reach out to any of the attendees mentioned here to learn more about their experiences and how you can get involved!